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Open Source Identity Management Patterns and Practices Using OpenAM 10.x by Waylon Kenning

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Chapter 3. Cross-Domain Single Sign On

In the last chapter we covered installing OpenAM, which is great, but the next step is to start securing multiple sites in multiple domains. This chapter will cover the following points:

  • Securing a web server on the same domain as OpenAM
  • Securing an application server on a different domain to OpenAM

An introduction to Cross-Domain Single Sign On

Cross-Domain Single Sign On (CDSSO) is a feature of OpenAM that allows authentication to go between different domains. When OpenAM was installed in our prototype, it was installed against openam.kenning.co.nz, which means that OpenAM will function correctly against any .kenning.co.nz domain because the OpenAM configurator sets the cookie domain to .kenning.co.nz. But ...

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